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Losing Connection - Disk or Network Error??

Discussion in 'Networking' started by Johnny5Alive, Sep 15, 2003.

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  1. Johnny5Alive

    Johnny5Alive Thread Starter

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    Hello

    Im running my workstation computer with Win98se. It is networked with a Server running NT4.0

    Ive done a lot of digging on MS website and other forums and cannot find a solution to this problem. Heres the description of what my computer is doing:

    I log on to the network and all my network connections are successful. After a random period of time (around a couple hours) my network connection is lost and I get an error "Disk or Network Error".

    My computer starts responding with pauses. And the only solution is to reboot. I dont know what is causing this. Any suggestions?
     
  2. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

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    Could be a bad NIC, it has all the symptoms of one.
     
  3. eurodat

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    I had almost the same problem when we had the recent heatwave here in the UK.. I replaced the NIC and it went away... I guess it was getting too hot in the case..
     
  4. tahcamen

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    I've had the same problem recently. I'll be online and everything's working fine and then after about an hour or so I lose connection. All my internet apps (IE, MSN messanger, Yahoo messanger, etc) get dropped at once. When i try to reconnect them they won't, either they show no response from server or a message saying that I appear to be behind a firewall or that my proxy settings are set wrong. I've tried it without a firewall and I don't use a proxy anyway. I've also tried a new modem and going through the usb port instead of the nic and still it's the same thing :( Any help on this would be greatly appreciated
     
  5. tahcamen

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    Oh I can get them to reconnect without rebooting if I go into network connections (under control panel) and right click the lan connection and click repair.
     
  6. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

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    Tahcamen, it's considered bad form to hijack someone else's thread. Please start your own thread on your problem, since your problem doesn't appear to be related to the one we're discussing here.
     
  7. tahcamen

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    hehe actually it sounded to me like our problems were pretty closely related so I posted what i've tried to fix the problem in the hopes that it may help johny out. Also it gives me a tag on a post that may get a response from the right person and resolve the issue.
     
  8. Johnny5Alive

    Johnny5Alive Thread Starter

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    I think Im going to have to live with it. I just pulled another card from a computer in the closet here. Installed it and like the thread I started now I get all the computers to show but no server. So that is no good.

    Its one of those weeks nothing goes right...
     
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